8½ (1963)
November 17, 2015 8:58 AM - Subscribe

In Fellini's 1963 Italian comedy-drama, Marcello Mastroianni stars as film director Guido Anselmi. Suffering from "director's block" during production of his new semi-autobiographical science fiction film, Anselmi has lost interest amid artistic and marital difficulties. As he struggles half-heartedly to work on the film, a series of flashbacks and dreams delve into his memories and fantasies are frequently interwoven with reality.

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posted by Ian A.T. (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Wow, this is an old post but I just watched this again for the first time in 10+ years and it's still amazing. Beautiful shot, wonderfully rendered, makes you think and feel warm at the same time. And damn, Italian is just gorgeous to listen to.
posted by knownassociate at 6:39 AM on June 4


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